Job Point Hosts Columbia's Celebrity Apprentice
COLUMBIA- Several local Columbia businesses joined together to help raise money for the non-profit organization, Job Point. Located at the intersection on Broadway and Ninth street, four groups out yelled each other in an attempt to catch passer-byers attention in hopes for a donation. The fundraiser was just one of the tasks, Job Point is putting on for first Mid-Missouri "Celebrity Apprentice" to raise money and awareness for Job Point.
"Job Point is an employment center. We connect people with jobs. That's our passion and the people that we help employ are those who are a bit more difficult to employ sometimes," said CEO and president of Job Point, Jim Loveless.
Massages, popcorn, and chill were all used as a draw as each team tried to win the day's task of raising the most money. Community members could chose from raffle prizes, Mardi Gras beads, and even cotton candy as four different groups used their unique business savvy ways to sell, sell, sell!
Philip Naught from Naught-Naught Agency participated in the fundraiser dressed completely differently from his typical workday attire.
"Today, I'm a part of the blue team and we're superheroes. We're trying to raise funds and awareness for Job Point by selling kettle corn and fifty-fifty raffle tickets." said Naught.
Job Point is an employment center and community development corporation. Since 1965, the center has linked people and jobs by providing career counseling and job placement assistance.
On Thursday, the contestants will participate in the final task of the competition, a talent show. All of the tasks will be judged by "Boss" Fred Parry, in the "Boardroom" at the Blue Note.